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a look at hillary clinton, almost 1 million miles traveled as she served for a president. we will take a look at her ten- year and to wait how she did. she spent her last day in washington today. call us at -- if you want to send this tweet, do so at @cspanwj. we have had people responding to our question on facebook.com/c- span as well. senator kerrey will be sworn in later on today as well. secretary of state clinton spent her last day as secretary of state. the washington post has this headline -- more analysis in the papers, taking a look at the secretary of state. in our time, we are interested in hearing from you. the numbers -- you can treat us @cspanwj or on facebook. weighing in -- michael hobbs saying -- want to join us on the phone? the numbers will be on the screen. indiana, our independent line. caller: good morning. i think she did a pretty good job. she was a good secretary of state. i think she was one of the best we have ever had. host: what can you point to to back that up? caller: we are more respected now around the world and we were during the bush administration.
to the state department, where outgoing secretary hillary clinton will deliver remarks on for employees. she officially steps down today. senator john kerry of massachusetts was confirmed by the senate on tuesday to be her replacement. he is expected to be sworn in the day by the supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. in the meantime, we will have live coverage of the secretary clinton's earmarks around at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. president obama will honor the recipients of the national medal of science and national medal of technology and innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the u.s. government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. you will have it for you later in our program schedule. at the white house, jay carney held his daily briefing, addressing a number of issues including a bombing at the u.s. embassy in turkey today. >> does the president considered the attack on our embassy in turkey to be a terrorist attack? >> that is an excellent question a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror, a terrorist attack. i think this is an i
forms of our power. is there and obama doctrine or a clinton doctrine that ties together and helps explain what it is we should do and how we should do it? >> as you can tell, we believe america must continue to be the indispensable nation and the global leader and that requires us to lead alone and to build coalitions and networks that will put responsibility with others and expect them to play their role in a rules based global order. it is not always easy to talk about what we are doing every day everywhere in the world. if you look a what we have done, we have kept faith with that kind of mission. >> all the way in the back. wait for the microphone. >> i am with nbc television. some of the success is attributed to you is many are fixing the relation with arab and muslim world. look at the statistics, the favoritism is lower compared to the bush administration. what is gone wrong? thank you. >> i have followed closely public opinion and i think it is fair to say the united states for the past decade has not been viewed favorably by a high percentage of the people in any of the c
in the south china sea. i daresay as interesting as it may sound, and my present -- secretary clinton who made her first trip to asia, i have heard rumors to the effect incoming secretary of state kerry will make its first trip to the middle east. we are going to pivot to asia,. back to the middle east seems to repave it. host: -- repivot. host: u.s. sanctions are proving counterproductive. the economy is in ruins. the countrydeadlocked in the cos heading toward sectarian breakup. the grim prognosis for syria is provided by the latest report provided by the state department working with the free syrian army. guest: i admire him and i know he has been writing quite a bit about him lately. he is symptomatic of the disease that has set into washington, which is a new-found interest in syria. when the revolution began, to find voices of concern over syria was a virtually impossible treasure hunt. we were expressing deep concern than that unless we involve ourselves, when i say involved, i will be careful -- once we did what we could politically to get the disparate opposition groups more organized
.m. eastern on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org >> secretary of state hillary clinton's last day in office was on friday. she talks about america's leadership in the world and the need for diplomacy to change the world. she took a few questions from the audience on immigration reform, budget concerns, and the future of the american political system. this is an hour. [applause] >> please, take your seats. good afternoon, and on behalf of bob reuben, carla hills, who is with us today, the entire board of directors and our members, i want to welcome you to the council on foreign relations and i'm richard haass, president of the c.f.r. we're an independent nonpartisan membership organization, a think tank and a publisher and we are dedicated to improving the understanding of the world and the foreign policy choices facing this country. and today we are continuing what we've come to call secretary of state week here at the council. on tuesday night, we were fortunate to hear from george shultz who served as secretary of state for some 6 1/2 years under president ronald reagan and this afternoon
works for a speaker on politics like a reelected president -- barack obama, bill clinton -- that means continuity rather than change. but as far as speaking itself, i enjoy it. i enjoy the challenge. you are walking into a room full of strangers. you have never met them, they have never laid eyes on you, they may have seen you on television in passing or whatever -- within an hour, they walk out with some sense of you. 45 minutes to make them think, make them laugh. that is the highest praise you can get, is somebody coming up and saying, you made me think and made me laugh. that is high praise for me as a speaker. >> let's lay down the basics for mark shields -- born where? wax massachusetts, may 25, 1930 seven. >> parents did what? >> my dad was a paper salesman, involved in the town, government and politics. my mother had been a schoolteacher but at that time when schoolteachers married they could no longer -- they were stained women or something of the sort, because they no longer could teach in the public schools of massachusetts as a married woman. so she was a mother and homemak
institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> yesterday was hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state. she gave a speech in which he thanked state department's employees. former senator john kerry has been sworn in as the next secretary. >> the afternoon, everyone. madam secretary, you have done enormous good for all of us and for the country we serve. we will miss you deeply. [cheers and applause] >> good afternoon, everyone. madam secretary, four years ago, i stood on this same spot and had the honor of introducing you to the men and women of the department of state. from that first day on, you have touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world, you have left a profoundly positive mark on american foreign policy, and you have done enormous but for all of us and for the country we served. we will miss you deeply, but none of us -- [applause] but none of us will ever forget your extraordinary leadership, and each of us will always be deeply proud to say that we served in hillary clinton's state department. [cheers and applause] and so
back in the clinton administration they brought in him and he was going to organize the entire economy and decide what goods and services we will need in 20 years so they can be planned so we can create them. hillary clinton created a complicated health care plan that was passed by the obama administration. they also think they know that what we need is green energy. we're going to channel a lot of resources to green energy. it is not just democrats who do this. the state of virginia has been trying to plan the love lives of virginians for 100 years. they try to keep the mental feeble from reproducing, they try to keep people from different races from marrying and people from the same-sex from marrying. in the same case it is we know better than these exerts who should love, how people -- exrpt -- exrpts who--experts how we should love. we always say at cato a government of delegated and thus limited powers. we have our rights, we delegated the protection of them to a government. in the document the constitution, we enumerated what powers we were delegating to the government and by doi
has delayed those plants for you. give us a call. robert, clinton, md., you are on, sir. caller: 401k, in the early part of november my three kids were named the beneficiaries. we did all the paperwork. here it is, since february 4, and i have not got the money yet. the company that has the 401k, first of all, you cannot find them. i work in the credit union. they would not give you any information about the company that had the 401k. here it is, the fourth, and they still have not got the money. you have got to wait a long time to get your money. host: tell us a little bit about your plans, because of the limbo you are in. what does that mean for you? caller how it means i have to be very careful about four hope -- 401k. if something happened to me, i would release the money to my kids or something like that. if they needed it right away, they could get it, but they still have not received the money. i still do not know how these things work. because of the interest, i do not know. thank you very much. host: jacksonville, ark., good morning. caller: how are you? caller -- host: fine,
with secretary albright, as i do with the clinton administration in support of israel. >> in general at that time under the clinton administration, the you think that they were "and going way too far toward israel in the middle east peace process"? >> no, i do not, because i was very supportive of what the president did at the end of his term. in january of 2001, in fact, i recount that in my book. >> just to clarify, that is the sort of flip-flopper but i am talking about. that is what you said then, and you are changing you -- your mind now. >> that is not a flip-flop. i do not recall everything i have said in the past 25 years. if i could go back and change some of it, i would. but it does not discount the support i have always given israel and continue to give israel. >> and going to what you said today talking about iran as "legitimate elected government" you think that the election of this iranian government coming to power was free, fair, and legitimate? >> i noted the term "legitimate" was not the term i should have used. i should have used recognized. that is the more appropriate term. i
hillary rodham clinton, for her tireless efforts - [applause] for her tireless efforts to promote u.s. national interests overseas, to strengthen the department state, to promote and raise the profile of diplomacy and development as critical tools of our national statecraft. as we've all together follow your leadership, we look forward to continuing this effort. thank you so much. [applause] >> it is my great honor and privilege to introduce someone who is -- who passionately cares about this institution, about the men and women who are geared not only because you are the son of a diplomat and not only because you have been the chairman of the foreign relations committee and not only because you have traveled the world on our behalf but because you care passionately about what we do and the vision in which we attempt to try to show the rest of the world. on behalf of the men and women, not only in this room but all over the world who are watching, let me introduce to you the 68 secretary of state, john kerry. [applause] >> thank you very much. wow, way back there. thank you. thank y
the clinton administration. and connect that to a comment i made in the world herald about they don't work. they are ineffective. and by the way, i've already noted for the record here that i have supported and voted for some unilateral sanctions. i think i noted three specific ones that i recall. but on your specific questions about the specific comment. just to give you an example of what i was talking about. you were not in the senate at the time. some were. but those who were here in the senate might recall the european union's reaction to that ilsa act. i was not in the senate when that was voted on originally, so i didn't have a vote. but in 1988 the european union passed a resolution against the united states and threatened to take the united states to the world trade organization. as a consequence, secretary albright had to get into this and as a consequence to that president clinton had to sign a waiver to allow a french oil company not to be part of that u.s. unilateral waiver. now, i'm not suggesting the united states action should be hostage to the european union or any other c
clinton, john mccain, joe biden were falling all over themselves to express their support for israel. the only exception to that rule was senator chuck hagel. i don't have anything to go with that with what you might have said but -- some of the concerns -- i used to say when i was the whip in the house you can count on the house and the senate to be among other thing, always pro-israel. i think that is the main stream of our views. i've seen a number of times that you've said you can be pro-israel but that does not mean you have to be for everything that israel is for. they are what they are. they are reported from comments that you made that are out of the context of the other comments. also, earlier today, i asked you about the bloated pentagon. you said that -- those comments were before the sequestration bill passed. they were after the bill passed. sequestration passed on august 2 and the interview was on august 29. what you said on august 29 of -- in that "financial times" interview you said "the defense department, i think -- this is your quote "the defense department is blo
of the senators sent a letter to president clinton for reaffirming our solidarity with israel. i carried that their around. -- letter around. i remember it well. senator hagel is one of just four who refused to sign that letter. i am sure he will want to comment on that. in 2001, he was one of just two senators voting against the bill for extending harsh sanctions against iran. a year later, he urged president bush to support iran's membership in the world trade organization. senator hagel voted against a resolution designating iran's revolutionary guard corps, a group responsible for killing soldiers in iraq and afghanistan, as a terrorist organization. on multiple occasions, he has advocated for direct negotiations with iran, a regime that continues to oppress its people and doggedly pursue a nuclear weapon capability and employ terrorist proxies including hamas and hezbollah. senator hagel has been an outspoken supporter of nuclear disarmament and global zero movement. we are very sensitive to that. the president has said many times that he wants a nuclear- free world, and i know that
and the quote. a couple of points. let's go back to the ilsa vote. about the original vote during the clinton administration. and connect that to a comment i made in the world herald about they don't work. they are ineffective. and by the way, i've already noted for the record here that i have supported and voted for some unilateral sanctions. i think i noted three specific ones that i recall. but on your specific questions about the specific comment. just to give you an example of what i was talking about. you were not in the senate at the time. some were. but those who were here in the senate might recall the european union's reaction to that ilsa act. i was not in the senate when that was voted on original, so i didn't have a vote. but in 1988 the european union passed a resolution against the united states and threatened to take the united states to the world trade organization. as a consequence, secretary all bright had to get into this and as a consequence to that president clinton had to sign a waiver to allow a french oil company not to be part of that u.s. unilateral waiver. now, i'm
16.5%, and over a 30 year average is closer to 19%, or 20%, and during the clinton administration, the last time we balanced the budget, it was 19%, so they are lower than they have ever been, which to some extent i have looked at as a stark statistic when people say we need to have taxes that are lower. we have already been operating at an historically low level and the burden on government is greater than it has ever been. people over 65, they will be about 20% in 1980, it was 10% or 12%. it is one of the reasons that is part of a balanced approach -- that as part of a balanced approach i have been in favor of raising revenue. it should come from a broader base, but to say we do not need higher rates is to some extent ignoring the table -- the data. i always try to come up with a balance, regional approach bringing in both sides. in terms of private sector experience, i never made a decision based on tax policy, so to some extent that is a myth often put forward by people that do not have private sector experience. i never made an investment or a hiring decision a stun tax polic
, an overwhelming majority of the senators sent a letter to president clinton for reaffirming our solidarity with israel. i carried that their around. i remember it well. senator hagel is one of just four who refused to sign that letter. i am sure he will want to comment on that. in 2001, he was one of just two senators voting against the bill for extending harsh sanctions against iran. a year later, he urged president bush to support iran's membership in the world trade organization. senator hagel voted against a resolution designating iran's's revolutionary guard corps, a group responsible for killing soldiers in iraq and afghanistan, as a terrorist organization. on multiple occasions, he has advocated for direct negotiations with iran, a regime that continues to oppress its people and dog billy pursue a nuclear weapon capability and employ terrorist -- doggedly person and nuclear weapon capability and employe terrorist proxies including hamas and hezbollah. senator hagel has been an outspoken supporter of nuclear disarmament and global 0 movement. we are very sensitive to that. the presid
. 2013] >> tonight on c-span, hillary clinton gives her farewell address at the state department. then today's white house briefing. female veterans discuss lifting of the u.s. military's ban on women in combat. and economists from the george w. bush and obama administrations give their 2013 economic forecast. today was hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state she gave a speech in which she thanked her employees and discussed american diplomacy. former senator john kerry has been sworn in as the next secretary. [cheers and applause] >> good afternoon, everyone. good afternoon, everyone. madam secretary, four years ago i stood on this same spot and had the honor of introducing you to the men and women of the department of state. on that first day on, you've touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. left a profoundly positive mark on american foreign policy and you've done enormous good for all of us and for the country we serve. we will miss you deeply. [cheers and applause] but none of us will ever forget your extraordinary leadership and each
with secretary of state hillary clinton departing her post as secretary of state. i want to thank everybody who participated in this edition of the "washington journal." we look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow morning sunday at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. >> now a discussion and facial recognition technology and privacy issues. after that, oregon senator ron wyden talks about global issues with the internet. and then south carolina governor immediately. -- nikki haley. not a discussion on facial recognition technology and the privacy issues that arise as it becomes more widespread this is about one hour 20 minutes. >> i am technology reporter for political. i have a great panel so i will not bore you with an introduction. to start us off we have the ftc commissioner who was sworn in on a term that expires in 2018. she focuses on fcc issues, including privacy. she served at the commission for -- she focuses on f.t.c. issues, including privacy. she would get us started off with a recap on what the ftc is working on. >> i am delighted for the opportunity to provide some into the three stocks
following today's session in the house at 11:00 a.m. eastern this morning. secretary of state clinton officially steps down today. john kerry will be sworn in today. was confirmed by the senate and will be sworn in by justice sotomayor. live coverage starting at 2:30 eastern. remarks atclinton's an event yesterday at the council on foreign relations where she talked about the need for smart power diplomacy. afterwards she to questions about the future of the american political system. this is about an hour. >> please take your seats. good afternoon. on behalf of our members, i want to welcome to the council on foreign relations. i'm president of the cfr. we're an independent membership organization, a think tank, and the publisher dedicated to the foreign policy choices facing this country. we are continuing secretary of state week at the council. we were fortunate to hear from george shultz on tuesday night who was secretary of state for some six and half years under ronald reagan. we're honored to host hilary rodham clinton during the last 24 hours as president obama's first secreta
of the family medical leave act signed into law in 1993 by president clinton. all these programs beginning at 8:00 eastern on the c-span networks. >> julia loved her time in the white house. she said in her memoirs, it was like a bright and beautiful dream. quite the most wonderful time of my life. so i think that gives you some idea of how much she enjoyed being first lady and how she felt her husband had finally achieved the recognition he deserved. >> historian eedth mayo on julia grant, who married her brother's west point roommate, ulysses s. grant. "first ladies: influence and image," their interests and influence on the president, produced with the white house historical association, it begins at february 18, 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >> the single thing that coolidge did that we want to remember is when he left office the budget was lower than when he came in. that's the story for us now in a period where we're concerned. well, how did he do that? the economy grew a lot. maybe more than 3% sometimes. unemployment was below 5%. the budget was b
to now, mr. speaker, insert my -- that involve the former secretary of state, mrs. clinton, during a recent senate hearing. a senator who was examining secretary clinton suggested or implied that the administration may have misstated the nature of the benghazi attack which mrs. clinton responded, what difference at this point does it make? i submit, mr. speaker, that the survivors of the four americans who were murdered at that attack would welcome any information, any and all information surrounding that infamous invasion. the survivors are grieving, and any information that could illuminate in any way this tragic -- the tragedy that occurred in benghazi would welcome any and all information, it seems to me. yes, secretary clinton, at this pount it may well make a difference -- point it make well make a difference. i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. mcgovern, for five minutes. mr. mcgovern: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes and
appointed by president obama who worked for president clinton to say we don't know how to measure risk and we don't know how to address it when that was the core function of dodd frank. the law has been a failure in addressing the underlining causes of the crisis. >> i know you want to say something at that point. >> too big to file is a huge -- too big too fail is a huge issue. you get nervous saying let's shut down at a certain size. it is a hard issue which there is not an obvious solution. you are selling dodd-frank too short. beside all the requirement that are designed to prevent failures from happening, one of the parts was the idea of living wills. fm institutions are supposed to write -- one of the thing the law try to make clear is we're not going prop up a particular institution if it gets into trouble. it has to be a way that it can be wound down that won't bring the system down. that is one -- if we can imme men that. if banks will do this is an issue. but that was a piece of the legislation that we hope will be helpful. >> i agree. in concept i support living wills. it is
-league baseball. a lot of people forget he ended up with another yale law student named hillary clinton representing minor workers in florida. we have an opportunity to make even trafficking said if you work on to your entire career and you can reflect on the on after you have had a career doing something else. we talked to him, he says one of thesthe most rewarding things id as a lawyer was what i did when i was 26 years old. for that generation, at that is what he did. then you went and did your real job in real career. thankfully, we have people who did that and can draw on those experiences when they are faced with this upward pressure. what they did not have available to them was a structure or a way in which they could work on human trafficking. that is changing because of all of you. it is changing because of the business community trying to recognize the trafficking is all around us. at the end of the day, in this moment of reflection before secretary carey takes the wings and the right toward the next challenge, what and the things i am left with, one of the things that drove m
, and my present -- secretary clinton who made her first trip to asia, i have heard rumors to the effect incoming secretary of state kerry will make its first trip to the middle east. we are going to pivot to asia. going back to the middle east seems to repivot. host: john kerry's first task as secretary of state is to develop a coherent policy for syria where u.s. sanctions are proving counterproductive. the fighting around damascus is deadlocked in the country is heading toward sectarian breakup. the grim prognosis for syria is provided by the latest report provided by the state department working with the free syrian army. guest: i admire him and i know he has been writing quite a bit about him lately. he is symptomatic of the disease that has set into washington, which is a new-found interest in syria. when the revolution began, to find voices of concern over syria was a virtually impossible treasure hunt. we were expressing deep concern than that unless we involve ourselves, when i say involved, i will be careful -- once we did what we could politically to get the disparate oppositi
. we are not capable of doing it. that is a historic reality. in the 1990's, when bill clinton said it is the economy, stupid. legislated sanctions on ira andn how push for sanctions on cuba, which pushed for exactly what you are talking about. that pushed for a new relationship in india. i could go on and on. all the things we take for granted were not initiatives of the clinton administration, but of members of congress here on capitol hill who changed the world in a meaningful way. that is still an opportunity if only we recognize it is something to care about. you have two formal -- former capitol hill people here. >> how do we know when we have one? counter-terrorism. is there a metric? is there anything? >> the question is how do we know if we have one. >> do not worry about it. we are in no danger of winning any time soon. [laughter] it is a fair question. what is your metric for success. and how do we know when we can stop. we are so far away from that now. we are further away from that than when this president took office. the policies he is recommending will take us furthe
fight, we have to drive. how would we know? bill clinton telling us at the second briefing before he went to camp david, trying and failing is better than not trying at all. i remember how inspired i was by that. that is an appropriate slogan for a college or high school football team. it is not a substitute for the most consequential power on earth. we get ourselves into trouble when we commit two since. one, the sin of on the contents. we think we can do everything. two, the transgression of omniscience. the debate between us has to do with the provision of military assistance and construction of a new fly zone. that is the debate here. let's not moralize this or turn it into a morality play. that is the question. i would argue that history, since you both invoked it, in the last decade, is on my side. you have to tell me why you think -- >> let's pick up on that point. reminder, we are tweaking it all. tweaking this very lively debate at #midebatesyria. are there any other syrian americans or syrian residents of the house? a we the you break it you bought it. do we get stuck polic
, outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton leaves the council on foreign relations.
are secure. let me be very clear that great progress has been made over the clinton administration, moving into the bush administration, george bush, and then onto the obama administration, particularly in the obama administration, because you can begin to see any suggestion that we have not worked to secure the border is based on lack of information and lack of facts. i thank my colleagues for a poster that in fact says the number of border patrol agents has more than doubled in the past 10 years. when i first began writing legislation in 2003, 2004, 2005, we were short changed on border security agents. working with the senate, working with the president, we funded the increase of border patrol agents and we see now that the majority of agents are assigned to the u.s.-mexican border, 16,000 and more that are basically at the border now. i think we can do more, if you will, for the northern border and i look forward to working with my chairperson of the subcommittee on that issue. but we cannot let the discussion get bogged down in talking about, we can't provide some access to citizenshi
, after the speech by bill clinton. these chefs do change minds and i think fat they are one of the the think they are one ofioof best parts of the campaign process and i think that we need to have more debates. >> but let me say to the scholars, they overlook the obvious and maybe that is why they are scholars. [laughter] no, that is not a put down. scholars need to go beyond the obvious. that is what makes them scholars. what is obvious is that 64 million people watched the first debate. four years ago was about the same number and there was no two-one change like there was in 2012 of what the debates too, they are confirming exercises. and the scholars tend to say, they did not change any votes and as a consequence the debates did not matter. people watch those debates, all the democrats and republicans watch, and if you are a republican you are watching your candidate in your already leaning that way. i liked this guy, and i am taking the measure, and there is a small percentage of people who are legitimately undecided. but the debate is for everyone. and what this does
to express our gratitude to outgoing secretary hillary rodham clinton -- [applause] for her tireless efforts to promote u.s. national interests overseas, to strengthen the department state, to promote and raise the profile of diplomacy and development as critical tools of our national statecraft. followe all together your leadership, we look forward to continuing this effort. thank you so much. [applause] >> it is my great honor and privilege to introduce someone who is -- who passionately cares about this institution, about the men and women who are geared not only because you are the son of a diplomat and not only because you have been the chairman of the foreign relations committee and not only because you have traveled the world on our behalf but because you care passionately about what we do and the vision in which we attempt to try to show the rest of the world. on behalf of the men and women, not only in this room but all over the world who are watching, only because you have traveled let me introduce to you the 68 secretary of state, john kerry. [applause] >> thank you very much. wow
to the secretary of state, secretary clinton says if she's not inclined to run for president in 2016. the outgoing secretary of state leaves the door open, says that she will write a memoir. she is doing a series of interviews. gave a "q&a" with students around the country. that's where she said she would start a memoir and work on causes dear to her. we are talking to new this morning about the closure of public schools and whether you think it's a civil rights issue. we have gotten some comments from our facebook page. you can join the conversation by looking for c-span on facebook. daniel taub is our next caller from broken arrow, oklahoma, democratic line. -- daniel. caller: good morning. we had a couple schools around the area that) there's been talk of turning them into prisons. that scares me a lot. i'm about to have a child soon. i want to know what is going to be going on when it's time for her to go to school. i think it's very much a civil rights issue. i can understand how other such a gray area. when you don't have a good foundation for education, you cannot expect the next generation
president clinton who said the assault weapons ban was singularly ineffective. second slide. the department of justice, likewise, concluded the assault weapons ban "under it, there has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence." so the reaction of this tragedy in newtown is, for a lot of the elected officials, to rush to reenact a law that according to the department of justice did absolutely nothing to reduce gun violence. now, why is that? that is not accidental. the assault weapons ban, if it does not ban machine guns, what does it ban? what it does ban, i would suggest, are scary-looking guns. this is a photograph of a remington 750, one of the most popular hunting rifles in america. this rifle would be entirely legal under this so-called assault weapons ban. i have a question for you, mr. lapierre. functionally, in terms of the operations of this fire arm, semi-automatic, you pull the trigger, one bullet comes out. is the firing mechanism in this fire arm materially different from the so-called assault weapons ban that this bill is targeted at? >>
online anytime you want. now secretary of state hillary clinton -- john kerry. massachusetts governor picks a former aide to phil john kerry's seat. his name is mo cowan, selected seat.mporarily fill the >> there is the new senator from massachusetts, mo cowan. and this article, obama's poll ratings by highest in four years. in about a half-hour or so, we will switch topics. we will go to the washington auto show, the annual show being held at the washington convention center. you can see a live picture on the screen. we will be turning our attention to the automobile industry. that is in about a half-hour. we just wanted to let you know what is coming up. after that, we will be ending of the washington journal a little early today because former senator chuck hagel as his nomination hearing beginning at 9:30 a.m. eastern time by the senate armed services committee. we will be going live to that so you can see that full hearing as well. in jackson, michigan on our democrat line, gene. have your views changed since newtown? caller: yes, it has. we need national standardized background
of secretary of state henry rodham clinton as our secretary of state. the right -- they write -- the article goes on to say that she leaves office with the israeli-palestinian peace prop -- process languishing. the engagement with iran and north korea has produced no results, while political reconciliation that might have prevented another civil war in afghanistan remains a distant prospect. -- that is the take from "the financial times" on the last day in her job, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton. back to the phones. logan in alaska, on our line for independents. go ahead. caller: hello, how're you doing tonight? host: hello, what is going on in alaska? caller: first off, warmer than usual. second, this whole thing that bugs me. i deal with people all the time, and everybody has an opinion with everything. kissell contraceptive thing -- his whole contraceptive thing thing is wild. how does anybody have the right to tell anybody else what to do with your body? it really bugs me that this is at an are doing state for this entire country. -- arguing state for this entire country. host
, including one from the clinton justice department, approved it had no impact on lowering crime. and when it comes to background checks, let's be honest. they will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. there are a lot of things that can be done and we ask you to join with us. the nra is made up of millions of americans who support what it is -- what works. the immediate protection for all, not just some, of our school children is what is needed, and swift punishment of criminals who misuse guns in fixing our mental health system. we love our families. we love our country. we believe in freedom. and we are the way -- the millions from all walks of life to take responsibility and protection as a god-given, fundamental american right. >> chief johnson, let me begin with you, sir. in my experience, many criminals are able to get guns illegally because they use straw purchases. in other words, a person with no criminal records can easily pass a background check and then goes and buys the guns and turns them around and gives them to criminals. there is no federal law t
1994 through 2004. independent studies, including one from the clinton justice department, approved it had no impact on lowering crime. and when it comes to background checks, let's be honest. they will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. there are a lot of things that can be done and we ask you to join with us. the nra is made up of millions of americans who support what it is -- what works. the immediate protection for all, not just some, of our school children is what is needed, and swift punishment of criminals who misuse guns in fixing our mental health system. we love our families. we love our country. we believe in freedom. and we are the way -- the millions from all walks of life to take responsibility and protection as a god-given, fundamental american right. >> chief johnson, let me begin with you, sir. in my experience, many criminals are able to get guns illegally because they use straw purchases. in other words, a person with no criminal records can easily pass a background check and then goes and buys the guns and turns them around and gives
. it makes all the difference in the world. we've been having celebrations because both president clinton signed the family medical leave act shortly after his inauguration, so did -- so too did president obama sign the lilly ledbetter legislation, right as the first bill that he sign, focus on families in the workplace and how they are affected. last week under the leadership of the national partnership, we had a tremendous george miller was the hero there because he had been a leader in passing. the babies were adorable as they are here today. and so i thank you, deborah, last night deborah and judy, judy, the national treasurer, and that was 20 years ago, imagine now her value. [laughter] hosted a celebration from the senate side and here we are now. they will go to the labor department for further acknowledgment of how important this is. and why do we make such a fuss? well, vivian and matari told us why. but i want to also acknowledge the mothers who are here. wendy and her son julian. [applause] there. vickie and her son jasper. there. hey, jasper. give a wave. give a wave, jasper.
parties. you know mr. president, and the bill clinton's days, the balance the budget, we had economic growth. the past a lot of some of the legislation. we were bipartisan -- e passed a e passed a lot of legislation. we were bipartisan. one initiative saved the moap in utah. it transferred funds to native americans, cleaned up huge nuclear waste. there was also a bill in the department of energy. we resolved the problem. there was a senator from tennessee, fred thompson, who passed that bill. and there was a senator from utah that past that environmental bill. what we need to do is be bipartisan and it can be done. we have to bring the business community. we need to have job creation. >> i do not want to interrupt you, but i'm going to. i know for certain that i have republican colleagues who do not believe the sequester is a good idea. they think it is irresponsible. and we agree with them. so what is it we can put on the table. i am about as left of center as they get. i understand this is about making a deal. we have some say the major drivers are things like thingsbu but the fact
in congress. your thoughts? clinton, maryland. hello, can. caller: -- hello, ken. caller: i support background checks. i am a member of the nra. i own guns. i have had friends ask me if i would sell them a gun. knowing that that is against the law. knowing that that has happened over and over again. you have no way of knowing what purpose that person is using a gun for. i do not know their mental capacity. i just believe that universal background checks will keep the guns out of the hands of people that mean ill will or have mental deficiencies. host: all right, richard, washington, d.c., independent caller. caller: i am for the registration of guns, but as far as background checks -- i mean, all of these shooters were supposedly law-abiding people. [indiscernible] they have the right to protect their family. who is showing the guns, who is sitting on the guns? look at what is going on in chicago. they are locking these people up. that is something you can do. who has the right to tell someone else that they have the right to own a gun? that is insane to me. host: you do not agree with univers
at the end of the democratic convention, after the speech by bill clinton. these chefs do change minds and i think fat they are one of the best parts of the campaign process and i think that we need to have more debates. >> but let me say to the scholars, they overlook the obvious and maybe that is why they are scholars. [laughter] no, that is applied -- that is not a put down. scholars need to go beyond the obvious. that is what makes them scholars. what is obvious is that 64 million people watched the first debate. four years ago was about the same number and there was no two-one change like there was in 2012 of what the debates too, they are confirming exercises. and the scholars tend to say, they did not change any votes and as a consequence the debates did not matter. people watch those debates, all the democrats and republicans watch, and if you are a republican you are watching your candidate in your already leaning that way. i liked this guy, and i am taking the measure, and there is a small percentage of people who are legitimately undecided. but the debate is for everyone. and what
to say to the senators here. i would say, you know, mr. president, in bill clinton's days we balanced the budget, we had economic growth, we passed a lot of significant legislation because we were bipartisan. i'd say, you know, in fact, mr. president, when i was secretary of energy, two of the most far reaching energy initiative, one was an environmental initiative that saved the moab in utah. it transferred funds to native americans. transferred lands to native americans. it cleaned up huge nuclear waste and there was also a bill in the department of energy that to all our cold war workers that had been contaminated, we resolved the problem. and i say to the president, you know who did that? i said there was a senator from tennessee, his name was fred thompson who passed that bill, a worker protection bill. and there was a senator from utah that passed that moab environmental bill. so what we need to do, mr. president, is be bipartisan and it can be done. and we have to bring the business community. we have to -- i think we need to have job creation, have the private sector -- >> i d
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